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Dr Xiaowen Gao

Xiaowen Gao BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Dr Xiaowen Gao

Xiaowen Gao
BSc, MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Finance

Department of Accounting & Finance

Business School

Dr Xiaowen Gao is a Senior Lecturer in Finance. Prior to joining the University of Greenwich, she has taught a wide range of courses in Finance, Banking and Economics at Coventry University London and the University of Reading. Dr Gao received her BSc in Economics with honours from Chang'An University in China. She obtained her MSc in International Securities Investment and Banking from ICMA Centre and a PhD from Economics Department and ICMA Centre, Henley Business School of the University of Reading.

Dr Gao started her career as a commodities futures trader in Beijing, she then worked for an asset management company in Shenzhen as equity analyst before becoming financial editor at China Financial News.

Dr Gao lectures on the following courses:

  • Introduction to Finance and Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Investment Management
  • Financial Analysis and Valuation
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Management Accounting

Dr Gao's research interests focus on mutual funds, corporate governance, public finance and impact investing. She is a member of European Financial Management Association, American Finance Association and American Economic Association. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Conference proceedings

Gao, X. and Ward, C. (2013) An Investigation of Trust in Chinese Mutual Funds Investment, European Financial Management Association, 22nd Annual Conference, Reading, 26-29th June 2013.

Book

Gao, X. and Tao, H. (2001) The Latest Guide of B Share Investment, Beijing: China Knowledge Press.

Browse our publications database

Gao, X. (2014) A Trust Model of Institutional Investors' Behaviour. In: ACRN, 14th Finance, Risk and Accounting Management Perspectives, Oxford, 22-24th September 2014.

Gao, X. (2014) Active Group Design in Trading Simulation to Promote Active Learning. In: AEA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, 3-5th January 2014.

Gao, X. and Ward, C. (2013) An Investigation of Trust in Chinese Mutual Fund Investment. In: European Financial Management Association, 22nd Annual Conference, Reading, 26-29th June 2013.

Gao, X. (2010) Trust and Mutual Funds Performance. In: 21st CEA (UK) and 2nd (Europe) Annual Conference on Global Economic Recovery: The Role of China and Other Emerging Economies, Oxford, 12-13th July 2010.

Gao, X. (2009) The Impact of Trust on Performance of Financial Investments. In: 2nd International Business Conference on Do New and Emerging Trends in IB Require New Theoretical and Conceptual Approaches, Reading, 30-31st March 2009.

Gao, X. (2008) What do Chinese Stock Market Investors Rely On? In: School of Contemporary Chinese Studies on Post-Olympic China: Globalization and Sustainable Development after Three Decades of Reform, Nottingham, 19-21st November 2008.

Gao, X. (2008) Conceptual Issues of Trust. In: University of Oxford and China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) joint Conference on Microeconomic Drivers of Growth in China, Oxford, 29-30th September 2008.

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